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in tennessee, martin luther king's words rang horribly true. a single gunshot would kill the leader. the shot came from over there. fired from a tiny room it tore into the body of the entire country. rioting broke out. blacks bellowed out theirager in a fire storm of anger and frustration. all this triggered by the murder of a man who preached that freedom would come through nonviolence. king brought nobility and hope to his cause. he meant so much. >> martin luther king dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. he died in the cause of that effort. in this difficult day, in this difficult time for the united states, it's perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are. >> was america destined to gun down it's brightest stars? it seemed so the night of california's 1968 presidential primary election. robert kennedy had just won with 46% of the vote. he would thank his supporters for the victory that seemed almost certain to take him to the presidency. leaving the podium, on his way to meet with reporters, he took a shortcut through the kitchen. then america's hope
will be held at the omega boys club on tennessee street. this is a billboard which will go up very shortly. we're going to do what we can to get some disbuns off the street. >> thank you. commissioner chan. >> good evening i am angela chan and at the manager attorney at the program and work on access and immigrant issues and worked on domestic violence issues and i am excited to be here tonight for this historic joint meeting. >> and i am sharing a seat with my colleague here. hello i am susie loftus and the chief operating center of wellness and a center in bay view designed to change outcomes to kids and looking at trauma violence. i was a produce cuter here in san francisco and i served as at the attorney general's office. we are raising three girls in the city. native san franciscan and i am happy we are brought together to shine a light on what we have done and what we need to do. >> good evening. i am julie turman and i have been on the police commission for a we're and a half and i'm a labor and employment attorney. i am
, for the first time, including debra from grand junction, tennessee. you feel very blessed to be here. >> i'm very blessed to be here. i was blessed with this trip from my uncle and auntie. i say kudos to them and i'm just grateful and thankful. i want to say hello to my friends and family out of grand junction, tennessee. >> reporter: enjoy your time. we'll send it back to you. >> all right. love her smile and her attitude this early in the morning. >> she'll have to leave that poster behind if she has one of those tickets. but there are other areas outside where you can have your post irs. stay with -- posters. stay with wusa9 for everything you need to know about the 57th presidential inauguration. we'll be right back. me noce] whemotu ith lht itflts wheha ith hrad, t oos. inodinneusyd-lht a gh sndd hr re at fl mste. fr oheins. hyraig'sal fmus witlit,eesemira gie t80mo mstizio tht n'weh irow f hr thacaiviny ow ewneusyd-lht [ won yollev stlagn. [ alanunr raseousnrd >>> jessica doyle is live in front of the u.s. capitol where all the action will take place in just about five hours from
in tennessee, you're on the air. >> bravo for c-span. i love the good work that you do. i formally identified as a republican, and i have been voting since 1984. i just oaks all my friends, the good people i know that are republicans, would celebrate today and be a little bit more fair to the president. i have never seen such scurrilous attacks on any politician that i can remember. i would challenge mike pauma -- my former republican friends to be fair. i used to put republicans because i would trust them or on foreign policy. i think anybody who is fair and would look at the president's record -- he has done a wonderful job of advancing our interests as well as protecting us. once again, thank you 4 c- span.org so much. i am enjoying the coverage. host: naomi tweets in -- the metro stations here are very crowded. as we mentioned, metro is planning a rush hour schedule, which means a train every five- six minutes at every station throughout the day because of the large crowds. about 800,000 is the current estimate, to attend the inauguration wendy is on american calling in from sydney, austr
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is your history? >> i'm from tennessee. nash fell. my family and their relatives are all still there. i went to a pro high-school. i went to howard university. then i went to the university of michigan. first the history department where i got a ph.d. then i went to law school. in those days you had to get both degrees, but you could not get them at the same time. now you can't. now had to do one, then i had to do the other. >> did you come north to graduate school on purpose? >> i came to howard. yes. i came on purpose. i went to segregated schools and national. negros as it were called in those days. that made sense. when i went to michigan i was one of the first to this who was black who was in the ph.d. program because when i got there the head of graduate studies said to me he was surprised to see me. i found out what that meant. he told me, there was one time they came. he did not graduate. so i was sent there by my professors at howard who wanted me to work with a particular professor there. >> who are your parents? >> my parents were poor folk. my father left a surly. one of tho
't imagine the unspeakable grief in murphiesboro, tennessee, when we talk to the leaders in the muslim community and they tell me my kid doesn't want to go to school today because everybody is telling him, go home, you terrorist. i can't imagine the unspeakable grief in suburban minneapolis when the somali kids are told, you have to go home, you terrorists, get out of our community. they were born here, this is their community. i can't imagine the unspeakable fear in the aftermath of that horrible incident involving the murder outside of milwaukee, wisconsin, and you read the data showing here in the bay area the number of siekh american kids who reported they had been harassed in 2010. so we have a lot of work to do in sioux falls, south dakota, in buffalo, new york, in the bay area, across the country. we're doing just that. and the extent to which the profile of this issue has been raised in recent years i think is a remarkable trib bought to all of you in this room. it's a trib bought to this president. i had the privilege of going to the summit that the president held. he has
songs and regional favorites here in tennessee, the chattanooga choo-choo. hey, we don't have to sing behind them do we ♪ chattanooga, chattanooga ♪ >> given the climate in washington d.c., the university choir may be the only ones singing in harmony, representing over 40 states and several countries. >> it allows the freedom and it means a great opportunities. >> for 18-year-old richard, the inauguration is specially significant. he's about to become a united states citizen. >> i can't begin to express how overwhelming that is and able to participate as well in the inauguration and just fortifies the fact that i am a
people here in line are from tennessee. that tells you where the people are coming from for the inauguration. reporting live, adam tuss, news 4. >> hi mom. >> hopefully that woman will be there to say hello again. thanks, adam. >>> president obama may not give his inaugural address until later this morning but gave us a preview of what he will say. >> he will tell americans to "make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america worthy of our past and also of our future". >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >> his second term is technically under way. he was sworn in at a private sen ceremony at the white house. he has to take the oath on january 20th by law. >>> he will use two bibles for the public swearing in ceremony. this one is president abraham lincoln's bible when he was sworn in, in 1861. he will use martin luther king jr. personal bible. it has extra significance in this inauguration because it's happening on the federal holiday that honors the civil rights leader. both bibles will be stacked on top of each other. in the fir
watts to chicago from nobel peace prize to memphis, tennessee. unmoved along the angles and rnrners of aristocratic confusion. it was a time to be born forced forward a time to wander inside drums the good times with eyes like stars and soldiers without medals or weapons but honor, yes. and you told us: the storm is rising against the privileged minority of the earth, from which there is no shelter in isolation or armament and you told us: the storm will not abate until a just distribution of the fruits of the earth enables men (and women) everywhere to live in dignity and human decency. all summerlong it has rained and the water rises in our throats and all that we sing is rumored forgotten. whom shall we call when this song comes of age? and they came into the city carrying their fastings in their eyes and the young 9- year-old sudanese boy said, "i want something to eat at nite a place to sleep." and they came into the city hands salivating guns, and the young 9-year-old words snapped red with vowels: mama mama auntie auntie i dead i dead i deaddddd. in our city of lost alphabets
my colleague and -- in welcoming my colleague and friend, the senator from tennessee, honorable lamar alexander. [applause] >> lamar alexander the republican on this joint committee overseeing the inaugural ceremonies. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, ladies and gentlemen the late alex haley, the author of "roots" lived his life by these six words: find the good and praise it. today we pray the american tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power in the inauguration of the president of the united states. we do this in a peaceful, orderly way. there is no mob. no coup. no insur refresh your -- no sin- this is a moment when all of us will remember. this is a moment that is our most conspicuous and enduring symbol of the american democracy. how remarkable that this has survived for so long in such a complex country, when so much power is at stake. this freedom to vote for our leaders and the restraint to respect the results. last year at mount vernon, a tour guide told me that our first president, george washington, ones posed this question: what is most important, wash
. >>> the dobyns high school band, the largest high school band in the state of tennessee, one of the oldest prestigious band in the southeastern united states, performing now for the president of the united states and for us. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> this is the 54th massachusetts volunteer infantry regiment company b from silver spring, maryland. let's bring in our own celebrity stylist, our own alina cho, who's joining us now. you got a special guest with you, tell our viewers who you got there, carson kressley, he's a well-known tv personality. i want to know about the fashion, the style, what is going on? >> well, i know you're your own fashionis fashionista, wolf. we want to talk about what michelle obama was wearing today. of course, a lot of talk about that. the best-kept secret in fashion really. when she emerged this morning, there you see her, in the coat and dress, made by american designer thom browne. i actually spoke to him today. he said, you know, in moments like this you really are at a loss for words. but what a beautiful sight. she's wearing a j crew belt, j crew gloves. she wore j
university is in cleveland, tennessee. and at first i wasn't sure where that sound was coming from. i forgot our gorgeous vantage point right there behind us. that is where they are performing this morning. beautiful. >> we are in the 500 block of pennsylvania avenue atop the canadian embassy. and we can clearly hear. i'm sure there are speakers. i can see some of the jumbotrons but we can hear this choir performing. the festivities, the program i should say at the capitol has indeed begun. in just a couple moments, we will be hearing from the united states marine band. >> okay. and of course the morning is rolling on. we are right here to bring all of the activities to you on this 57th inauguration day. the inauguration of president barack obama. we will be right back. . dinner's ready. [ female announcer ] hamburger helper stroganoff. beefy. creamy. stroganoffy. helpers. forty dishes, all delicious. i just finished a bowl of your light chicken pot pie soup and it was so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm
call is from robin. she is watching us in tennessee. caller: i am so glad i voted for obama. he really shines when he makes his speech. you can tell he is sincere in trying to do what the majority of the people want. and i am really proud of him and proud to be an american because of him. and my son was in the choir. i would have liked to see more of them. they are a great college. i just hope the people that do not agree will be ok with those of us who do. it feels great right not to be an american. host: robyn is referring to lee university singers who hail from the eu -- lee university in tennessee. next is a call from john. john is a naperville, illinois. an independent there. caller: i really enjoyed the inaugural program. in particular, president obama saying we need not choose between those who brought us where we are today and those who stand for where we will be in the future. then i have a question. what is the history behind the flags displayed in front of the white house? host: the white house or the capital? caller: the capital. host: there is information about the flags,
choir singing from tennessee at the invitation of senator lamar alexander. right now playing is the united states marine band often known as the president's band because they are performing constantly at events at the white house. and they are magnificent, might i say. >> john: indeed. i'm a big fan of the harmonica. >> jennifer: the harmonica? >> john: every kid gets a marine band harmonica as a kid. >> jennifer: who knew. great thing about the marine band is i can tell you, governor every year, the president has a state dinner, of course, where he invites the governors to come. it is inside of the white house. you sit at these ten top tables. the marine band comes at one point in the dinner, comes through the room, parking in between -- standing in between the tables and playing masterpieces of american -- obviously history, patriotic tunes. it is completely goosebump inspiring. they're magnificent. >> john: it is a parth of the pomp i really like it. is easy to pooh-pooh it and say it is too much ceremony. this is where what we have been and will be comes together in a con
of the republican party and a whole lot more. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> the lee university festival choir from cleveland, tennessee. they're performing right now at the u.s. capitol. about 200 students. they were chosen by senator lamar alexander to represent this part of tennessee, and they're doing a magnificent, beautiful, beautiful job. you saw the president. he left the church a little while ago. the first family, they are now inside the white house. but they'll be getting ready. this is videotape that we saw earlier when the motorcade arrived. the daughters, the first lady, and the president walking up the stairs, going inside. you know, there's a whole lot of stuff going on in this second term for the first family that our white house correspondent brianna keilar is learning about during her husband's first term, brianna, america's first lady made america's children, their families, two of our most important priorities. now this self-proclaimed mom in chief faces a bigger challenge, raising teenagers at the white house, among other things. brianna, i know you've been doing some reporting on what we can expe
sent in that picture, and he's like, oh, doc pell bear tennessee's like that's great, too, i love it. don't show the polar bears, they might go after you. basically, i was trying to reel him in. actually, i have another question about the convention on narcotic drugs -- [laughter] and how do you feel about how coca-cola has access to coca and yet, you know, the indigenous people aren't allowed to have it, etc., etc. i was doing this on a twitter feed that at that point he didn't answer. [laughter] and it's funny, because his avatar, the little -- the twitter page, his avatar was actually like shh, like a secret, you know? [laughter] so i did that just so i could illustrate the entire dialogue afterward as a way of just interfacing with these companies. and i had actually planned to keep knocking on their door asking about this. yeah. >> we have a question here. okay. all right. question here, and i know the woman over there as well. >> hi. thank you so much, this has been really fascinating. i was wondering if you guys could tell us if you could set your ideal, um, policy for the war
restaurant and hotel in nashville, tennessee, and they pour him a cup of coffee, and he says, ah, this is good to the last drop, and before you know it, they're promoting this coffee all over the country, it becomes a national brand using teddy roads svelte's slow began. -- roosevelt's slogan. he may be the first and only president to write an advertising slogan. so i think the next question, of course, that everyone wants to know is how does our present president, president obama, what has he tone that's interesting? he's yet to really make a mark. he's not done -- he's done a couple interesting ones. shovel-ready is really his. it's hard to find that anywhere in the first t.a.r.p., he said we've got projects that are shovel ready. sonoma get done's his. ing he -- that was a totally spontaneous, this was in the 2011, the monster snowstorm that came through here, and he gets, he leaves the white house, and he gets to -- everything's shut down, the whole city's shut down. he gets to a hotel to give an address, and he looks out and says this is snowmageddon. the other one that's hi
democrats from kentucky and tennessee and the other border states would walk out, and that's what -- he was pretending that he didn't have anything to do with it, but he was consumed by no other issue, and putting that together is an amazing story -- or chapter, i think, in our american history about the sensitivity of this issue at this time. c-span: but when he came up to the white house, he didn't have a meeting scheduled with lyndon johnson and he was supposed to meet with hubert humphrey. >> guest: right. c-span: and there was a lot of maneuvering around. >> guest: i'm sorry. you're talking about -- this is at selma. this is at sali in february of 1965. dr. king can out of jail in sali and announced in depression, he came out of jail and his aides said you can't just come out of jail. you have to have a purpose for coming out of jail. and he said i'm tired. i'm depressed. i've been in jail. he won the nobel prize and he's still in jail in selma on the right to vote. and the aids simply told dr. king you've got to say you had a purpose. let's say that you're coming out of jail to me
chattanooga, tennessee, to reach the mall early. charles bass told meal he could not afford to miss another obama swearing-in >> again. we actually missed the first time. we did not want to miss an important moment in history. >> suarez: what's different about being here? >> just the feeling of everyone together. all people of different nationalities, different places. just coming together for a common cause. >> suarez: this person looks to the problems establishing stable democracies in many countries and wanted to see a freely elected president sworn in for herself. >> i'm originally from the middle east. this gives me a chance to really be part of something much bigger than myself which is kind of a democratic process, inaugurating a president into office. given what's happening in the region right now and people fighting for the democracy, i think this was a great chance to come out here and show i'm part of the process in the u.s >> suarez: now let's be honest. most of the millions of americans who wanted somebody else to take the oath today didn't make an effort to get here. so you co
of the others are, what difference would it make? you know what i mean. i prefer to be up and about. tennessee is going to ratify the 19th amendment. meaning? all american women will have the vote. which is more than they do here. well, they almost do. i don't have the vote. i'm not over 30 and i'm not a householder. it's ridiculous. you sound like sybil. you should write to the times. maybe i will. ask your mother if she needs any help with tonight's dinner. there's nothing so toffee-nosed as a prince of the church, so make sure you put him next to your grandmother. she'll know how to handle him. i've been thinking matthew, you should look through the books and meet with our accountant all that sort of thing. robert, i know you don't want to feel as though you've somehow absconded with swire's money but this is your house and your estate, and you must run it as you always have. but i think you out to be put in the picture. who knows? you might have some good ideas. (sighing) oh anna, you'll be happy to hear that as soon as we take on a new housemaid, you will be a lady's mai
in tennessee. we heard them. i want to show you what the crowd looks like here on the national mall. hundreds of thousands of people, around 800,000 people expected to pack the national mall to witness history today. they have been waiting down here patiently all morning because it's part of the process to get to where you need to get to. we got to capitol hill around 3:40 eastern time in the morning. it took us about an hour and a 1/2 before we could get through security and get in position. security is very tight around the capitol and throughout washington, d.c. as we wait for that swearing-in ceremony to begin. >> amazing the crush of people. if you are in place to watch the inauguration, there was a parade after that. there was no way you can do them both, right? >> reporter: absolutely not. with we have team coverage all over the place. i'll be here. we have someone else set up to do the parade. we have people all throughout the route in all of the key places where we'll see the first family and the vice president. so what's going to be happening today, the parade is one thing. that rou
to the lee university festival choir. they're located in tennessee, the foothills of appalachia. a wonderful reminder, all of the people who practiced, all the people who care, on this inauguration morning. we'll return in a moment. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ good morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ ♪ all set? all set. [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse, with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. g
followed by lamar alexander, senator from tennessee, and chuck schumer from new york who may be uncomfortable. he's a little shy around tv cameras. >> no, he doesn't like tv cameras at all. >> don't get between chuck and the camera. >> that's right. >> the speaker behind him, eric cantor behind senator alexander and schumer. the congressional leadership, as we pointed out earlier today, met at the white house for coffee. they came back a little early and the president rode up in a motorcade. >> tyler, we saw joe biden flash that smile when he walked out. the president is smiling in his new official portrait but not -- well, he just did there. chuckled. but he was a little somber as he was walking out. >> yeah. >> some people looked at that portrait and said he's feeling cocky. >> i spent my week memorizing all kinds of inaugural trivia. the president, of course, latest in a long line of presidents, chief executives, to travel from the white house by car. the first to go by car was warren g. harding. how about that? >> and what an auspicious sign that was for his presidency. >
] >> please, join me in welcoming my colleague and my friend, the senator from tennessee, the honorable lamar alexander. [cheering and applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, ladies and gentlemen, the late alex haley, the author of ruth's lived his life by these six words, find the good and praise it. today, we praise the american tradition of transferring or reaffirming a man's power in the inauguration of the president of the united states. we do this in a peaceful orderly way. there is no mob, no clue, no insurrection. this is a moment when millions stop and watch. a moment most of us always will remember. it is a moment that our most conspicuous and enduring symbol of the american democracy. how remarkable that this has survived for so long. in such a complex country. so much power is at stake. the restraint to respect the results. last year at mount vernon, a2 or guide told me that our first president george washington once opposed this question, what is most important washington asked of this grand experiment, the united states and in washington answered his own question in this
in tennessee. the pair dangled over the edge of a dam for some three hours. they drifted helplessly towards the falls there after their motor failed. thankful, though, for that lifeline, as are we. >>> and something of a wild night in north miami beach. police got a call that lemurs were on the loose. one even attacked a 2-year-old girl. officers eventually captured the pair of primates and returned them to their owner. he claims someone broke into their cage while trying to steal them. the little girl, and the lemurs, thankfully, george, are all fine this morning. it is a theme. everybody today, all okay. >> we're going to miss barbara today. >> we sure are. >> hope you're okay, barbara. let's go back up to amy in new york. >> okay. we're thinking of you, barbara. >>> now, to what's being called the bro bowl. the san francisco 49ers and the baltimore ravens for the super bowl. and the two brothers who coach the two teams are going head-to-head. we want to say good morning to darren revel. >> thank you so much. it's great to be here. we have the bro bowl here. the 49ers had to travel to geo
selected to perform today. the brooklyn tabernacle choir, choir from lee university in tennessee, and the choir that's performing right now. it's a group of 65 fifth graders from ps22 on staten island. senator chuck schumer of new york is the chairman of the inaugural committee. they are from staten island which was so hard hit by superstorm sandy. they performed at the oscars and they are singing god bless the "usa today." james taylor is performing today. kelly clarkson will be singing "my country tis of thee." and beyonce singing "the star spangled banner." >> it has to be an honor to be selected by the president to sing. thinking about james taylor it was interesting to note if it would have gone differently, he would have been senator taylor. >> he said the right thing. i should do what i love and do what i do best. >> when real estate people talk about location location blair house has it all. margaret brennan is there to show us what's inside. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. blair house is about location location, location. it's
president. >> senator lamar alexander from tennessee. >> on the inaugural committee. >> are we noticing the jfks a pekaspect to the joe biden atti today? he's not a subtle man. >> that's what we like best about joe, though. >> does joe biden have an enemy in washington? i mean, joe biden, talk about his popularity and him potentially running, but of all the years spent in washington, is there an anti-joe biden core in washington? i don't know anybody in politic who is is. >> there is a pattern when he was speaking at the weekly democratic meeting, they asked if he could speak less so they could leave. he did go on. >> former senator tom daschle and linda who playing a huge role in bringing barack obama to the national stage via the kerry campaign. daschle tells a fabulous story about meeting barack obama. he was a democratic leader -- there's the president. >> there's the president with chuck schumer, the chair of the inaugural committee. also no overcoat. >> i have to tell you, chuck schumer, if he's not the next senate leader, i don't know who is. his power in relation to the haguele
regional favorites here in tennessee, the chattanooga choo-choo. hey, we don't have to sing behind them do we ♪ chattanooga, chattanooga ♪ >> given the climate in washington d.c., the university choir may be the only ones singing in harmony, representing over 40 states and several countries. >> it allows the freedom and it means a great opportunities. >> for 18-year-old richard, the inauguration is specially significant. he's about to become a united states citizen. >> i can't begin to express how overwhelming that is and able to participate as well in the inauguration and just fortifies the fact that i am a american and i'm proud to be one. ♪ america, america ♪ >> beautiful voices, what a choir! "fox & friends" starts right now. have a great day. >> gretchen: and it is monday, good morning, everybody, it's inauguration day, it's january 21st, check your calendars, i'm gretchen carlson, thanks for taking part with us. and he's taken the oath and now he's addressing america, president obama, and thousands swamp to capitol hill to hear what he has to say. we'll have a previ
a little bit and our neighbor in tennessee has done wonderful things. i think there partnerships. i want to get this budget stuff right. to the extent that i'm on the conservative side i'm conservative on budget stuff. governors do that. i'm the only governor that shrunk the budget and not reduced the rate of growth but the size of the budget was smaller than when i started. no virtue in that. i learned how to do it. i will try to take those on the budget committee. you can do it without tanking the economy. you have to be careful. >> can you hold hands with elizabeth warren? >> she is a great reader of biographies in history. >> book club. >> thank you. >>> you on this afternoon? >> theoretically: >> still ahead, look who is coming. this is exciting. >> former secretary of state colin powell. you are watching "morning joe" live on inauguration day in washington, d.c. we'll be right back. look, if you have copd like me you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping m
: abraham manchester tennessee please go ahead with your question or comment for senator coburn. >> caller: thank you for taking my call. i heard a quote from you that began a fan of the jack welch principal in reverse for congress 90% of members every election only keep the 10%. my question to you, senator do you consider yourself 10% as productive in congress and can you elaborate on what specifically you done to help reduce our government deficit? >> guest: sure. i would be happy to. >> host: that quote is directly from the debt bomb. >> guest: it is. all you have to do is look at what my host has out in front of me. nobody in the senate or congress has done more oversight than i have of my staff. we have looked at more a areas of government. when i was a majority member and committee chair, we did more oversight in those two years in 2005 and 2006 than the rest of the entire senate in terms of looking at where the problems are. my contention is if the american people knew what i knew, you would fire 90% of us. you may even fired 100% of us but the fact is large amounts of your future a
] >> please join me in welcoming my colleague and my friend, the senator from tennessee, the hon. lamar alexander. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, ladies and gentlemen , the late alex haley, the author of "roots"lived his life by these six words -- "find the good and praise it." today, the transferring of immense power in the inauguration of the president of the united states -- we do this in a peaceful, orderly way. there is no mob, no coup, no insurrection. this is a moment when millions stop and watch. a moment most of us always will remember. it is a moment that is our most conspicuous and enduring symbol of the american democracy. how remarkable that this has survived for so long in such a complex country when so much power is at stake. this freedom to vote for our leaders and the restraint to respect the results. last year, at mount vernon, a tour guide told me that our first president, george washington, once posed this question -- what is most important of this grand experiment, the united states? then washington answered his own question in this way -- not the
tennessee, and the honorable lamar alexander. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, ladies and gentlemen. the late author of a roots lived his life by these six words, find the good and praise it. today we praise the american tradition of transferring or reaffirming the immense power and the inauguration of the president of the united states. we do this in a peaceful and orderly way. there is no insurrection. this is a moment when millions stop and watch. a moment most of us always will remember. it is a moment's that is our most conspicuous and enduring symbol of the american democracy. how remarkable that this has survive for so long. and such a complex country, when so much power is at stake. this freedom to vote for our leaders. last year a tour guide told me that our first president, and george washington won'once posed this question, what is most important of this grand experiment? in washington answered his own question. not the election of the first president but the election of its second president the peaceful transfer of power. today we celebrate the 57th inauguration of the a
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